Trees of Southern Arizona

Thanks to the varied habitats in the region, southern Arizona is home to large variety of trees.  In this class, we explore the diversity of the Grand Canyon State’s trees, from the mesquite and ironwood of desert valleys to the aspen and Ponderosa pine of the Sky Island mountain ranges.   With it being the Holiday Season, we will pay special attention to the region’s conifers.  We will also examine things to consider when identifying trees.

Southern Arizona is home to a plethora of trees, from mesquite and palo verde in desert valleys, to cottonwoods and ash in riparian areas, to oaks and pines in the mountains. Join Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours for a look at the leaves, bark, structure, and flowers of many of southern Arizona’s tree species.

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Online class participants will receive a Zoom link for the live class two hours before the class begins.

All online classes are recorded and participants receive a video replay that is available for two weeks after the date of the class.

20% TBG Member discount


Date: 12/08/2021

Time: 10am to 12pm

Price: $30

Class availability limitations: None


Jeff Babson

Jeff Babson

Jeff Babson is an all-around naturalist, with particular interest in birds, butterflies, moths, beetles and dragonflies.  Owner of Sky Island Tours, an environmental education and eco-tour company, Jeff has led birding tours for the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Pima County Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and several birding festivals in southern Arizona (Wings over Willcox, Southwest Wings, Tucson Birding and Nature Festival).  He lives in Vail with his wife and two children.